Twenty-Five Years of U.S.-Japan Relations: Baseball, Bashing, and Bilateral Cooperation

Date: May 12, 2016

Sasakawa USA and The National Bureau of Asian Research looked back on the past 25 years of the U.S.-Japan relationship with an emphasis on the unlikely role of the Seattle Mariners.

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Answers for declining birth rate, aging population sought at seminar

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

A slight rise in Japan’s birth rate in the past decade is no cause for celebration but instead reflects the “tempo effect” resulting from couples choosing to marry later in life, Sasakawa USA’s Director of Programs and Senior Fellow Daniel Bob said while introducing a seminar February 9 on the aging population in Japan. “That

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From the Fellows: North Korea nuclear test could help unite East Asia

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

North Korea’s nuclear test on January 6 may have the unintended effect of helping draw together two neighboring counties – Japan and South Korea – that already are showing signs of uniting to face a common threat.

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Summit dialogues reinforce strength of US-Japan relationship

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

The United States and Japan reaffirmed the strength of their bilateral relationship at two high-level summits in Asia in late November: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS). On December 2, the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing assessing U.S. Strategic Interests related to those summits, both of which were attended by President Barack Obama.

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